an·​ti-apar·​theid ˌan-tē-ə-ˈpär-ˌtāt How to pronounce anti-apartheid (audio)
: opposed to the former apartheid policy in the Republic of South Africa
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Examples of anti-apartheid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soweto, once home to anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela, has always been a stronghold of the governing African National Congress (ANC) party. Kate Bartlett, NPR, 1 Apr. 2024 She has been involved with International anti-apartheid movements and created the African Youth Survival Camp as a student, per her website. Carly Tagen-Dye, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2024 And South African voters could for the first time oust the African National Congress, the former anti-apartheid movement that Nelson Mandela led to power in 1994. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 20 Feb. 2024 There is a 20-foot bronze statue of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela in a park in the heart of Ramallah, the Palestinian administrative capital in the West Bank. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2024 That same year, the new South African government began rolling back apartheid policies, paving the way for historic elections in 1994 that were won in a landslide by anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. Benjamin Case, The Conversation, 6 Feb. 2024 As a sign of appreciation, dozens of Palestinians braved cold and wet winter weather Wednesday and Thursday, gathering at a statue of Nelson Mandela in Ramallah, waving Palestinian flags and holding up signs quoting the anti-apartheid icon. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Jan. 2024 As Thursday’s hearing got underway, a South African official quoted Nelson Mandela, the country’s anti-apartheid icon and founding president. Kareem Fahim, Washington Post, 11 Jan. 2024 The 26-year-old activist spoke to The Associated Press after delivering the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in Johannesburg on the 10th anniversary of the death of South Africa’s anti-apartheid leader and Nobel laureate. Mogomotsi Magome and Gerald Imray, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-apartheid was in 1951

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“Anti-apartheid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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